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Photo: Lars Jakobsen / DSS.Photo: Lars Jakobsen / DSS

Norway's statements during the 9th session of the UPR

Last updated: 27.01.2011 // The situation for human rights defenders, women's rights and freedom of speech were some of the issues raised by Norway in the examinations during the Universal Periodic Review.

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a mechanism under the Human Rights Council that reviews the human rights record of all 192 UN member states. All states are being examined once every four years.

The state under review presents a report on the implementation of its human rights commitments in preparation for the review. In addition, a report with NGO and other stakeholders’ views as well as a document with information compiled by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights provide the basis for the examination. During the UPR session, each state under review receives questions and recommendations from other member states. The universal nature and the open dialogue of the UPR makes the mechanism an important tool for improving the human rights situation in all countries.

The ninth session of the UPR took place from the 1st until the 12th of November 2010. Norway considers the UPR mechanism to be of great importance and participates in the examinations of all states under review by sending the state under review written questions in advance, as well as raising questions and comments in an intervention during the dialogue.

Norway's questions sent in advance and interventions for each of the countries under review can be found through the following links:

Liberia:
Questions Statement

Mongolia:
Statement

Malawi:
Questions Statement

Panama:
Questions Statement

Maldives:
Questions Statement

Bulgaria:
Questions Statement

United States of America:
Questions Statement

Croatia:
Statement

Libya:
Questions Statement

Lebanon:
Questions Statement

Jamaica:

Mauritania:
Questions Statement





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